Beyond Desperation: Motivations for Dumpster™ Diving for Food in Vancouver

  title={Beyond Desperation: Motivations for Dumpster{\texttrademark} Diving for Food in Vancouver},
  author={Anna L{\'u}cia Carolsfeld and Susan L. Erikson},
  journal={Food and Foodways},
  pages={245 - 266}
In the global food system, food is considered a disposable commodity and waste is produced at extraordinarily high levels. In a number of affluent nations, including Canada, “dumpster diving” for food has emerged as an approach to food provisioning. This article is based on a research project conducted for an honors thesis that examines dumpster diving for food in Vancouver, British Columbia. While an earlier report (Miewald 2009) identified dumpster diving in Vancouver as a survival strategy… 
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